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UTA In The News — Friday, June 17, 2016

Friday, June 17, 2016

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Mutual understanding

UTA psychologists have discovered that when two strangers meet for the first time, the extent to which they develop mutual understanding depends on how much they talk and ask questions rather than on non-verbal cues such as gestures or exchanging glances, Daily Rx News reported. The research was published recently in the Journal of Language and Social Psychology.

Alumnus nominated

OAonline.com reported that Dewitt Smith, superintendent of Wink-Loving ISD in Wink, Texas, has been named Region 18 Education Service Center Superintendent of the Year and will represent the region as its nominee for the 2016 Texas Association of School Boards Superintendent of the Year. Smith earned a bachelor’s degree in history  and a master of education in educational leadership and policy studies from UTA.

YMCA alum

David Fagerstrom will take over as president and chief executive officer of the Greater Valley YMCA of Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley Live reported. Fagerstrom earned a bachelor’s degree from UTA.

Health forum

EE Times reported on the 5th annual Health Technology Forum Innovation Conference, which is the brainchild of alumnus Pronoy Saha. The conference explores the intersection of digital innovation and health care, showing that technology and compassion aren’t mutually exclusive. Saha earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from UTA.